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firearm part [?]

Object / Artefact › History
  • Other titles
    • metal plate - firearm part? (descriptive name)
    • Private C.B. Taylor (associated name)
  • Description
    plate, firearm part?, part of personal effects sent to next of kin of Private C.B. Taylor, killed in action in France on 30/3/1918
    brass, rectangular with rounded edges on one short side; two screw holes; one screw attached
  • Other Number
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
    10 October 1998
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness


  • Credit
    [gift of] Mrs Shirley Foster
  • Notes
    plate, firearm part?, part of personal effects of Private C.B. Taylor, killed in action in France on 30/3/1918, sent to his mother Mrs Mary Elizabeth Taylor - his next of kin.

    Brian Taylor was killed in action, in France on 30 March 1918 and was buried at the Euston Road Military Cemetery, Colincamps, on the Somme. His brother George Barnard Russell Taylor was killed three and a half months earlier and was buried at the Menin Road South Military Cemetery near Ypres.

    After Mrs Taylor's death the holdall was passed on to Brian's sister, Deborah Pitts Taylor (Mrs Spencer), who had also served during WW1 as an ambulance driver based at Brockenhurst Hospital, UK.
  • Event
    • 1914-1918
      28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
    • Battle of the Somme
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    30 March 1918
    30 March 1918
  • Production
    1 January 1914 to 31 December 1918
    World War 1, 1914-18, wars
  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › brass (alloy)
    plate, [firearm part]: brass
  • Dimensions
    (Length: 57mm Width: 22mm)
  • Classification
  • Record created
    18 April 2002

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